Congress draws hardline inside and outside Parl

RSTV Bureau

File photo of Opposition protest inside Lok Sabha. Photo – PTI

Congress party has drawn a hard line against Narendra Modi government, both inside and outside the Parliament. While its workers and leaders pitched a protest at Jantar Mantar, few meters up inside the Parliament House, Congress top leadership held a short meeting to pan out the floor strategy.

After bringing in an adjournment motion on Lalit Modi controversy in Rajya Sabha, the principal opposition party has now decided to take up another serious ‘scam’ plaguing Modi government. Adding to the already tough contours of the Monsoon session, the Congress party is likely to bring an adjournment motion on the ‘Vyapam’ issue in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The decision was taken in a meeting held by AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with the party MPs shortly after the lower house was adjourned for the day post the obituary references on Tuesday.

Besides the adjournment motion, Congress MPs will also be staging a protest tomorrow in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament House complex.


File: Protest by the Congress party and IYC workers at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Photo – PTI

The Vyapam scam, a massive admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh has rocked the BJP ruled state government with Congress party seeking ouster of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The matter assumed serious proportions after the spate of more than 40 deaths of those linked with the scam.

The probe in the scam was eventually transferred to the CBI earlier this month by the Supreme Court.

And it is not just the Congress party, but the Left front and now even Bahujan Samaj Party has demanded the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan insisting that a fair and impartial probe into the scam was not possible without his removal.

Congress has decided to take up the issue of corruption in a major way in this session where the BJP-led NDA government is keen to get some of the key legislations through. The party is also seeking resignation from Union External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje on the Lalit Modi issue.

(With inputs from the PTI)